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UNC PROF: Maria, go to the map and find North America.

MARIA: Okay, I found it. Here it is!

PROF: Correct. Now class, who discovered America?

CLASS: Maria!
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I almost had a psychic girlfriend
but she left me before we met.
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There's not much amusing about an automobile accident, but my friend
Jean's accident - it had a little smile at the end of it at least. She got hit in
the right rear door of her car, and her daughter's head actually broke the
glass in the passenger side window. Jean's glasses went flying, and thank
the Lord there was no serious injury. The police looked at the car, and they
said, "Well, it's OK to drive." They knew that. She knew that, but
apparently the computerized monitor in the dashboard didn't know that
because all the way home this computer voice kept saying, "Right door is
open. Fuel level is low." Actually, the right door was damaged, but no, it
wasn't open. And the voice insisted, "Fuel level is low." She had just
filled the car with gas! The gauge was on "F" for "Full." Poor Jean! She
took a hit and then she started getting all kinds of wrong messages.

My friend's experience actually models some of our own - when we take a
hit in our life. Maybe your life has been abruptly interrupted by a tragedy, a
loss, a sudden disappointment, maybe a betrayal or an illness. In some way,
one of life's "heavies" has ploughed into you, and that's when you start to
hear all these wrong messages in your heart.

Our word for today from the Word of God is Psalm 119:25. David said, "I am
laid low in the dust, preserve my life according to your Word." Verse 28,
"My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your Word." Verse
49 says, "Remember your Word to your servant for you have given me hope."
Verse 50, "My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my
life." See, David is saying basically, "When my heart is hurting, my spirit
is doubting, my feelings are crashing, I hold onto your Word, Lord - like a
drowning person clings desperately to a life preserver." And when you've
been hit, you start hearing a lot of wrong messages in your soul. Maybe
you're hearing them right now. Maybe you're believing them: "God doesn't
care." "Look at what's happened." "You don't have any reason to go on!"
"Well, you can't live without what you lost, man." "Hey, you might as well
just quit trying, huh?" Or, "Get even!" "Be bitter." Or, "God can't use you
any more, not after this!" Lies - those are just lies! But your feelings have
lied to you before haven't they? Thousands of times!

Take David's advice. As soon as you get hit, dive into the Bible. You may
not feel like it, but that's when you need to do it the most! Ask God to hug
you with His Word, to hold you, to support you, to "give you hope," like the
verse said. Memorize the verses that give you hope. Quote them when the
feelings come and answer the lie with God's truth. Remember, "Your promise,
Lord, preserves my life." While that voice was saying to my friend Jean,
"fuel level low" the gauge was telling the truth.

God's words recorded in your Bible are the gauge that will expose the lies
that your confused emotions are trying to tell you. Don't believe the lies.
Let God's voice, through His wonderful Word, override all those obnoxious
messages. Ron Hutchcraft
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-- Nat King Cole - February 15, 1965
Born March 17, 1919
Singer and Actor. He is best remembered for his 28 gold
records, including Sweet Lorraine, Ramblin' Rose, and Mona
Lisa. He also appeared in 28 films and television stories,
usually playing himself, including Cat Ballou, and Breakfast
in Hollywood. In 1939, he formed the King Cole Trio, after
a publicist put a tinfoil crown on his head and proclaimed
him "King." He later toured Europe and made a command
performance before Queen Elizabeth II. He had a television
show during the 1960s. He met his wife, Maria, at the
Zanzibar Nightclub in Los Angeles, where she was a singer,
and they married in 1948. He started smoking to generate
revenue from television ads promoting tobacco, and this
unfortunately led to his lung cancer, the cause of his
death. Daughter Natalie also became a famous singer.
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-- Stan Laurel - February 23, 1965
Born June 16, 1890
Legendary comic actor, he found his greatest success when
paired with equally legendary Oliver Hardy. In 1907, he
joined a traveling group of actors as a bit player, becoming
the understudy of the group's star performer, actor Charlie
Chaplin. When the group broke up, he went into vaudeville,
and in 1917, he won a small bit role in the Hollywood film,
Nuts in May (1917), deciding to stay in the United States.
Although he acted in a short film, A Lucky Dog (made in 1917
but not released until 1921) with actor Oliver Hardy, their
chemistry together was not recognized until 1925. Once their
potential was recognized, the pair worked together on hundreds
of films, becoming lifelong friends. Their best work together
is considered to be The Music Box (1931), which won an Oscar
for Best Comedy Short Subject. The film Flying Deuces is
considered one of their most famous movies.
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James Buchanan was the only bachelor president.


William Taft was the largest president at 6 feet 2 inches
tall and 326 pounds.


James Madison was the shortest president at 5 feet 4 inches.


Andrew Johnson #17

He was the first president to be visited by a queen. Queen
Emma of the Sandwich Islands came to America on August 14,
1866. Johnson was buried beneath a willow he had planted
himself with a shoot taken from a tree at Napolean's tomb.
His head was rested on a copy of the Constitution.


Woodrow Wilson #28

He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1920 for his efforts in
seeking peace after World War I and supporting the League
of Nations. A flock of sheep was raised on the White House
lawn during Wilson's term. The wool was used to raise
money for the Red Cross during World War I.


Dwight D. Eisenhower #34

Eisenhower was the first president of all 50 states and the
first president to appear on color television. He was also
responsible for putting 'under God' into the Pledge of
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One-Way Sympathy
Christians in the Muslim World

March 2, 2006

Since the start of the Danish cartoon controversy, Vatican officials have expressed sympathy with Islamic outrage over the depictions of Muhammad. This sympathy comes from knowing what it's like to have your beliefs treated with disrespect and even contempt. Yet in much of the Islamic world, that sympathy isn't a two-way street.

That's why the Vatican recently issued a statement "urging Islamic countries to reciprocate by showing more tolerance toward their Christian minorities." As Angelo Soldano, the Vatican's Secretary of State put it: "If we tell our people they have no right to offend, we have to tell the others they have no right to destroy us . . . "

Destroy is not too strong a word. The anger originally directed at Denmark is increasingly being directed at Christians. In Turkey, a priest was murdered in an attack that the Turkish media has connected to the cartoon controversy. In Pakistan, protesting mobs have ransacked churches and beaten Christians. In Beirut, which, unlike Pakistan, has a large Christian population, a Christian neighborhood was attacked by a Muslim mob.

By far the worst attacks have occurred in Nigeria. In the state of Borno, attacks left as many as fifty-one Christians dead, including a priest. The Christian property destroyed included at least six churches, both Catholic and Protestant, the Bishop's home, and a Christian bookstore.

The rioters, who went on a rampage after hearing a Muslim cleric denounce the cartoons, sent a clear message with their choice of targets: These are our true enemies, the Christians. This led to a deplorable, yet predictable, response: Nigerian Christians retaliated against Muslims, killing one and burning a mosque. This is tragic.

And where Christians aren't under physical attack, they still face restrictions that far exceed the ones being decried by Muslim protesters. These restrictions, which have been chronicled on "BreakPoint," include bans on public and, in Saudi Arabia, even private worship.

This lack of reciprocity, along with the violence in places like Nigeria and Pakistan, has the usually-conciliatory Vatican saying, "Enough!" Pope Benedict told the Moroccan ambassador that peace requires a reciprocal "respect for the religious convictions and practices of others . . . "

Other Vatican officials were even sharper. The Secretary of its supreme court told an Italian newspaper, "Enough now with this turning the other cheek! It's our duty to protect ourselves."

His frustration arises from the well-founded doubts that the West will do anything about Muslim persecution of Christians. He noted that "half a century" of relations with "Arab countries" had not produced "the slightest concession on human rights."

Sadly, he's right. While countries like Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are cited for their violations of religious freedom, there are not any sanctions. So, the message is that we are not really serious about freedom and democracy.

Without religious freedom, efforts to spread democracy are futile, because societies that don't respect the rights of religious minorities cannot be expected to respect any other human rights. What this tragic turn of events really proves is that, contrary to the politically correct wisdom of our day, not all worldviews or religions are alike. And the differences really matter—just ask the Christians living in the Islamic world.
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* * * Four Important Things To KNOW: #1) For ALL (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) have sinned & fall short of the glory of God. #2) For the wages of above (see #1) are DEATH (Hell, eternal separation from God, & damnation) but the Gift (free & at no charge to you) of God (Creator, Jehovah, & Trinity) is Eternal Life (Heaven) through (in union with) Jesus Christ (God, Lord, 2nd Person of The Trinity, Messiah, Prince of Peace & Savior of the World). #3) For God so greatly loved & dearly prized the world (Americans, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Hindus, Buddhist, Asians, Presbyterians, Europeans, Baptist, Brazilians, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc.) that He even gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, that whosoever (anyone, anywhere, anytime - while still living) believes (trust in, relies on, clings to, depends completely on) Him shall have eternal (everlasting) life (heaven). #4) Jesus said: "I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH, & THE LIFE. No one (male/female - American, Muslim, Jew, Catholic, Hindu, Buddhist, Asian, Presbyterian, European, Baptist, Brazilian, Mormons, Methodist, French, etc. ) comes (arrives) to the Father (with GOD in Heaven) EXCEPT BY (through) ME (no other name). *** This wonderful loving GOD gives you the choice - - - (Rev. 3:20) {Please note that church membership, baptism, doing good things, etc. are not requirements for becoming a Christian - however they are great afterwards!!!} *** Jesus said, "Wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction (Hell, damnation, eternal punishment), and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life (Heaven, eternal happiness, forever with God), and only a few find it.

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But these are written so that you may
believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the
Son of God, and that by believing in
Him you will have life. Jn 20:31

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call on Him while He is near. Let the
wicked forsake his way and the evil
man his thoughts. Let him turn to the
Lord, and He will have mercy on him,
and to our God, for He will freely
pardon. "For My thoughts are not
your thoughts, neither are your ways
My ways," declares the Lord. "As the
heavens are higher than the earth, so
are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts.
As the rain and the snow come down
from heaven, and do not return to it
without watering the earth and making
it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed
for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is My word that goes out from My
mouth: It will not return to Me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire and
achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
You will go out in joy and be led forth
in peace; the mountains and hills will
burst into song before you, and all the
trees of the field will clap their hands.
Instead of the thornbush will grow the
pine tree, and instead of briers the myrtle
will grow. This will be for the Lord's
renown, for an everlasting sign, which
will not be destroyed." Is 55

O Lord, you have searched me and you
know me. You know when I sit and when
I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying
down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you know
it completely, O Lord. You hem me in -
behind and before; you have laid your
hand upon me. Such knowledge is too
wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit? Where
can I flee from your presence? If I go up
to the heavens, you are there; if I make
my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide
me and the light become night around
me," even the darkness will not be dark
to you; the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you. For you
created my inmost being; you knit me
together in my mother's womb. I praise
you because I am fearfully and wonderfully
made; your works are wonderful, I know
that full well. My frame was not hidden
from you when I was made in the secret
place. When I was woven together in the
depths of the earth, your eyes saw my
unformed body. All the days ordained
for me were written in your book before
one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts,
O God! How vast is the sum of them!
Were I to count them, they would
outnumber the grains of sand. When
I awake, I am still with you. Search me,
O God, and know my heart; test me
and know my anxious thoughts. See
if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.
Ps 139

But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up,
that I may show My power in you, and that My
Name may be declared in all the earth. Ex 9:16

When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss,
And pour contempt on all my pride.

Were the whole realm of nature mine,
That were a present far too small:
Love so amazing, so divine,
Demands my soul, my life, my all.
- - Isaac Watts

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